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Clapham Junction

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Slow Ways linking Clapham Junction and Balham, Battersea, Brixton, Chelsea, Earlsfield, Fulham, Putney, Tooting

England / Greater London / Clapham Junction

Clapham Junction’s eight Slow Ways are 84% checked

Drawn: 8/8
reviewed: 8/8
verified: 7/8
and surveyed: 4/8

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Walk to Clapham Junction from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Clapham Junction—Balham
Clabal one Survey me Distance 3km/2mi Ascent 22m Descent 9m
Battersea—Clapham Junction
Clabat one Enjoy me Distance 3km/2mi Ascent 17m Descent 25m
Battersea—Clapham Junction
Clabat two Enjoy me Distance 3km/2mi Ascent 14m Descent 22m
Clapham Junction—Brixton
Clabri one Enjoy me Distance 4km/3mi Ascent 24m Descent 19m
Clapham Junction—Chelsea
Clache one Survey me Distance 3km/2mi Ascent 14m Descent 18m
Clapham Junction—Tooting
Clatoo one Survey me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent 32m Descent 27m
Clapham Junction—Tooting
Clatoo two Survey me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent - Descent -
Earlsfield—Clapham Junction
Earcla one Enjoy me Distance 3km/2mi Ascent 22m Descent 17m
Earlsfield—Clapham Junction
Earcla two Survey me Distance 4km/2mi Ascent - Descent -
Fulham—Clapham Junction
Fulcla one Review me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent 45m Descent 36m
Fulham—Clapham Junction
Fulcla two Review me Distance 4km/3mi Ascent 41m Descent 33m
Putney—Clapham Junction
Putcla one

Survey me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent 42m Descent 40m
Putney—Clapham Junction
Putcla two Review me Distance 4km/2mi Ascent - Descent -
Putney—Clapham Junction
Putcla three Verify me Distance 4km/2mi Ascent 46m Descent 46m
Putney—Clapham Junction
Putcla four Enjoy me Distance 4km/3mi Ascent - Descent -

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Collective progress

77% of Clapham Junction’s eight route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

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drawn

15/15

reviewed

5/15

surveyed

11/15

verified

22 people have contributed to Clapham Junction’s Slow Ways

5 people have pledged to walk and review a route

6 people have surveyed a route in Clapham Junction

58km out of 58km have been walked and reviewed

196km of reviews have been shared in Clapham Junction

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Martin McGovern surveyed Earcla one

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Martin McGovern surveyed Putcla four

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As noted, this is a very practical route - probably one of the most direct of all Slow Ways, though less green than its Earcla two sibling. There are shops at each end, but solely residential in the middle, but with a route of this length, that's not really a problem. And the quiet roads make it suitable even for nervous cyclists....

Martin McGovern

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Not a lot to add to the two very thorough reviews already posted - I agree with them both....

Martin McGovern

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A pleasant walk along wide quiet and leafy streets....

Strider

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After leaving Clapham Junction I was soon onto quiet residential streets with lovely old terraced housing from 1873....

Mary Oz

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One suggestion - if you are walking down Magdalen Road - it is a very long fairly standard residential road, if Wandsworth Cemetery is open you can pop into there and walk parallel to the road for a stretch which is a little more pleasant....

Philip Sparks

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Crossing Trinity Road can be tricky, it's a very busy road. Also it's not that easy to spot the small dirt track across Wandsworth Common....

Philip Sparks

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Most of the route is along footpaths or quiet residential streets through a leafy local authority housing estate. A pleasant route with no issues....

Bostal Boy

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I did get a bit confsrd trying to find the route to walk under the train track. Battersea park was lovely as was the walk over the Thames....

Laura Haigh

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Majority on pavement so it was nice to change it up when going through Wandsworth Common....

Laura Haigh

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You first pass by "The Grand" (photo #1), a lovely building housing a nightclub, before being able to peek over the wall to see Clapham Junction station (photo #2). Then there was a long down road towards the Thames (photo #3), around Plantation Wharf and some more lovely buildings (photo #4)....

Derick Rethans

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Shillington Park was lovely too, and there was a lovely footpath along side some houses (photo #5), and finishing on the south side of the tunnels underneath the railways (photo #6)....

Derick Rethans

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Nice easy to follow route. Couple of road crossings...

Oliver Cannon

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Turn off Trinity Road at crossing lights to join surfaced cycle track towards railway bridge....

JohnMyerson

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The first half is practically one long inclined roadside pavement walk, on the positive side it is wide, smooth and there are some interesting shops along the way, good for wheels....

Strider

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Good route, mostly quiet roads and some green spaces. Recommend....

Jane Taylor

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A pleasant walk with a surprising amount of green off-road walking for the area. Wandsworth Common and its lake are a highlight. I might be cautious of doing the off-road sections at night on my own....

Luke Reader

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A really nice route that mainly goes through Wandsworth Common which is a great open park with some nice trials around the outside. At the Balham end, the streets are quiet and pleasant to walk down...

Dannyash

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After turning off the common you walk through some very nice streets before a long gradual hill which is pleasant to walk along....

Dannyash

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Worth the extra bit of distance to follow the river along a very nice stretch (apart from going round the Refuse centre). A short and green section through the park as well. The walk up Putney High street is only short and means passing many shops and cages etc....

Dannyash

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I also walked Clabat 2, and I think I might prefer that route, but this one is just fine as well!...

mtormey

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I was overall quite pleased with this route, and proabably prefer it to Clabat 1....

mtormey

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Partly follows the Capital Ring, best mostly off-road route....

peterdash

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I walked this route from Chelsea to Clapham Junction....

Saira

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I really enjoyed walking this route from Clapham Junction to my hometown of Tooting with fellow Slow wayers. The walk through Wandsworth Common was especially pleasant. Tooting High street is a wonderland when it comes to resturants and cafes!...

Saira

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A much more enjoyable version of the walk, with the improvement of the crossing of Wandsworth Common, elminating the tricky road crossing on the Common, and the use of the main roads into Tooting, including the link with Tooting Bec tube station. The road sections are all on wide pavements. Direct, interesting, safe, easy to follow, links to transport and with a multitude of refreshment options at either end....

David Sanderson

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Putney—Clapham Junction

Mary Oz added Putcla four, a new walk from Putney to Clapham Junction

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A route that goes through fairly busy parts of London, but since these are quite vibrant areas, it's expected and I'm not sure there are better alternatives. The Albert Bridge is a beautiful bridge, so it's quite nice to cross it before you go into Battersea Park. The crossing isn't great here, but once in the park, it is much better and more relaxing....

Ingrina

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Urban roads leading to Wandsworth Common with a variety of trees including Service Trees (a favourite)....

Strider

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The walk along Bolingbroke Grove was mostly alongside Wandsworth Common therefore pleasant, especially as the road wasn’t too busy. Crossing the Common on a tarmacked path away from the road was good....

Mary Oz

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After the end of the park, it’s necessary to move inland slightly, following the Thames Path still, to cross footbridges over the River Wandle as it reaches the Thames. The path stays inland a bit longer as it skirts some new building and a refuse site (not smelly!) but soon returns to the river, only to leave it again to go around the Ship pub and under the Wandsworth Bridge....

Mary Oz

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This is a pleasant route quiet urban roads to the Thames....

Strider

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Overall, a great route I was really pleased with, just can't quite give it five stars!...

mtormey

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Two out of four segments are really fantastic and two more are perfectly good for Slow Ways routes! First, leaving Clapham Junction to Wandsworth Common are really good streets with good pavements and pleasant walking....

mtormey

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Lots of traffic on parts of this route but also lots of interesting diversions. Battersea Park is pleasant and some small diversions move the walker away from the traffic. Lots of blue plaques on the on the way to King’s Road....

John Pestle

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Clapham Junction—Tooting

David Sanderson added Clatoo two, a new walk from Clapham Junction to Tooting

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I would suggest choosing one of the paths that goes towards the middle of the park and then runs diagonally back to the Clapham Junction corner. If you do follow the road, there is a dirt path just inside the park which is nicer than the pavement, although less accessible....

Dannyash

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I thought it was an enjoyable walk which mainly follows the Thames Path....

Bostal Boy

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It is a pretty direct route from A to B using quiet residential streets....

Bostal Boy

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The route goes down St John's Hill then turns left along the A3027 which goes under the railway line by underpass. The route leaves the main road to go through Falcon Park which was a nice touch....

David Sanderson

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I understand the reason for this from the point of view of having a quieter walk, but I felt like I missed the heart of Tooting and this version of the route misses the opportunity to connect with Tooting Bec tube station. Upon reaching Wandsworth Common, the route follows a wooded dirt track rather than a paved path....

David Sanderson

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It is however an interesting and photogenic leisure walk, taking in Chelsea Football ground, Kings Road/Lots Road area, Chelsea Harbour, and a fair amount of riverside walking both north and south banks. There was a small diversion just before Wandsworth Bridge where the riverside path is closed temporarily due to development, but it is well signposted. If you want a more direct route between Fulham and Clapham Junction I recommend Fulcla Two....

Jane Taylor

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Fulham—Clapham Junction

Jane Taylor added Fulcla two, a new walk from Fulham to Clapham Junction

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The challenge is that the most direct route would follow a busy polluted road, so I have searched out a less direct but much more pleasant route which I think now works well. (A very direct route would continue along the main road, only for people with robust lungs who don't mind the traffic, I'm out on both counts). All in all I am pleased with this route, which fills the gap for a more direct Slow Way option in a very acceptable way....

Jane Taylor

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My view is that the diversion isn't worth it - it involves walking the length of Putney High Street, one of the most polluted streets in London, and at the Clapham end a hill and more busy roads. In addition the routing at Wandsworth Bridge isn't accurate. imo the best of the three routes currently on offer between Putney and Clapham Junction is Putcla Three...

Jane Taylor

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This route has many good features, but it is less than satisfactory because it follows the busy A3209 rather more than is necessary. For this reason I've remade it as Putcla Three, which I would recommend rather than this one....

Jane Taylor

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Very direct, not unpleasant, the roads aren't super-busy. If you want to get from Clapham Junction to Earlsfield with no distractions this is the route....

Jane Taylor

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The route follows the Capital Ring up Magdalen Road, and past Wandsworth Prison to Wandsworth Common....

Jane Taylor

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Putney—Clapham Junction

Jane Taylor added Putcla three, a new walk from Putney to Clapham Junction

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I set out to walk and review Putcla Two, it was going really well and set for 5 stars, but the section of the A3209 under the railway lines was so unpleasant I decided to find an alternative route which restores the 5 star status, and review that instead - so here it is, and thanks to the maker of Putcla Two for making most of this one too. I found this route satisfyingly direct, surprisingly quiet (with a couple of short exceptions, not bad for this part of London), and the excellent refreshments at Wandsworth Town were very welcome. Top marks from me....

Jane Taylor

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The portion through Battersea Park is a pleasant leafy stroll, though autumn colours are showing. There are a couple of pubs on the South side of the river, but they were all closed until mid-afternoon....

windsandandstars

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A surprisingly pleasant walk for urban street walking, apart from the busy main roads at the two ends. In between it follows quiet and tree-lined residential streets of mainly 2-storey Victorian terraced houses. The short dog-leg in the path shown just before the end of the route is easy to miss, but it only saves about 100m of walking along the road so does not really matter....

David Livesley

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However, rather than walking along the busy road at the side of Clapham Common, a more pleasant and only marginally longer route is to follow the path to the bandstand in the centre of the common (tarmac, so still a hard smooth surface), and from there the similar path to the far corner of the common. The route as specified is entirely on pavements, and the only obstacles would be the curbs at road crossings....

David Livesley

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A pleasant walk, largely on tree-lined paths across Wandsworth Common, past the lake....

Malcolm Jones

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Earlsfield—Clapham Junction

tractiveeffort added Earcla two, a new walk from Earlsfield to Clapham Junction

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Putney—Clapham Junction

tractiveeffort added Putcla two, a new walk from Putney to Clapham Junction

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This is a good route which is quite direct and takes in the expanse of Wandsworth Common. There is a sharp gradient to cross the railway bridge in the common....

tractiveeffort

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Route is direct and decent although can be a bit uninspiring along Earlsfield Road....

tractiveeffort

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Clapham Junction

PaulSW surveyed Clapham Junction

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Clapham Junction—Balham

Slow Ways added Clabal one, a new walk from Clapham Junction to Balham

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Battersea—Clapham Junction

Slow Ways added Clabat one, a new walk from Battersea to Clapham Junction

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Battersea—Clapham Junction

Slow Ways added Clabat two, a new walk from Battersea to Clapham Junction

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Clapham Junction—Brixton

Slow Ways added Clabri one, a new walk from Clapham Junction to Brixton

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Clapham Junction—Chelsea

Slow Ways added Clache one, a new walk from Clapham Junction to Chelsea

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Clapham Junction—Tooting

Slow Ways added Clatoo one, a new walk from Clapham Junction to Tooting

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Earlsfield—Clapham Junction

Slow Ways added Earcla one, a new walk from Earlsfield to Clapham Junction

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Fulham—Clapham Junction

Slow Ways added Fulcla one, a new walk from Fulham to Clapham Junction

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Putney—Clapham Junction

Slow Ways added Putcla one, a new walk from Putney to Clapham Junction

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Clapham Junction’s Slow Ways starting point

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TQ2722275385

Lat / Lon

51.46315° / -0.16999°

Easting / Northing

527,222E / 175,385N

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